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Poster: dudeman5685 Date: May 7, 2009 9:34am
Forum: texts Subject: technical question -- how to upload with less MB

I'm concerned that some of my uploads may be too large for some readers.

For some reason, the books I upload with my scanner and CUTE PDF writer take up more MB than those uploaded by the professionals. For example, this 300 image book is only 25 MB

http://www.archive.org/details/outoftheirownmou00gompuoft

While this one is only 35 images, and is 98 MB,

http://www.archive.org/details/WhyISupportBolshevism

What gives? And why can't I upload with some pages in portrait layout, and others in landscape, (or can anyone do that?)

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Poster: garthus Date: May 7, 2009 10:46am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: technical question -- how to upload with less MB

I scan at 320 dpi and my uploads are much larger than goole works. It is not a question of professional, but the file format and resolution used to scan. Many of the smaller size files have low resolution images, they are not archival quality, while better than nothining, they are not that great. In a pinch the reader can download the full text version which at least for most of my work is pretty good. When you create the PDF file for upload it can have various orientations loaded and they will show up in the finished file; same with CBR and CBZ files. I scan most of my books on a linux workstation and use the convert command to create the pdf files and never have any problem, it is much faster than microshit OS. However if you are stuck with microshit, you can use irfanview to scan in the files and it will allow you to save into any format.

Gerry

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Poster: dudeman5685 Date: May 8, 2009 8:13am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: technical question -- how to upload with less MB

I took your advise and uploaded this with lower bpi - 277 if memory serves correct

http://www.archive.org/details/DoctorMatthewsAmazingStatementBeforeTheDiesCommitteeInvestigating

quality does not appear to surfer. I guess with the PDF text that you pointed out the point is moot.

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Poster: garthus Date: May 8, 2009 6:03pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: technical question -- how to upload with less MB

Dudeman,

Good work on this, at least I think so. However you should make yourself the publisher since you actually published this digital work, since it is open source like all of mine, you have given your digital rights to this work to the Creative Commons. The benefit of this is that I can search on all of the books which you worked on, see one of mine:

http://www.archive.org/details/Rca_victor_models_7-bx-6_manual

Then click on the Gerard Arthus hyper-link and you can see all of the stuff which I put up. The publishers name can go in the Author field if there is no obvious author, or what I do is to place it in the descriptive Meta data field along with date, number of pages, size of item (which is critical, since it is good to know the book or pamphlet's size for historical reasons. Also you should indicate in the Descriptive Meta Data that you created the Etext. All of the Descriptive Meta Data is search-able, which allows you to do all sorts of neat stuff for data-retrieval.

Gerry

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Poster: garthus Date: May 7, 2009 10:53am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: technical question -- how to upload with less MB

Dudeman,

You can always upload a low reslution copy in addition to the main file if you are worried about downloading over slower connections.

Gerry